Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1993
Date Amended:

1995, 2000, 2006

Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision, Voluntary Approaches>Unilateral Commitments (Private sector)
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy, Energy Sector, Energy Sector>Distribution/Storage
Agency:Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Natural Gas STAR Program is a flexible, voluntary partnership between EPA and  oil and natural gas companies—both domestic and international. Through the Program, EPA works with oil and natural gas production companies, as well as companies that process, and transmit and distribute natural gas. Natural Gas STAR industry partners have operations in all of the major industry sectors—production, gathering and processing, transmission, and distribution. The program encourages oil and natural gas companies to adopt cost-effective technologies and practices that improve operational efficiency and reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas and clean energy source. The program offers information on the technologies and practices to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas systems.

Last modified: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:19:46 CET